Affordable Sun Protection From ASDA

Well, it is safe to say Britain has been bathed in unprecedented sunshine these past few weeks, in fact, I can’t remember what it is like not waking up to blue skies and temperatures in the high 20’s. I love it and the sunshine makes me feel positive and happy, so fingers crossed it continues right into September (please).

One thing I’m a firm believer of is in being sun aware & slip slapping on the SPF. I personally use it all year round but it’s so important to use and reapply SPF in these high temperatures especially when spending prolonged periods of time outside. It really is a must to protect your skin and minimise the damage from the harmful UVB & UVA rays.

Asda Protect Sun care Range

UVA rays are not filtered by clouds or windows and are present all year round. UVA rays penetrate the skin deeply and cause greying of the skin, wrinkles/sagging and cause skin cancer. It is these UVA rays that cause the premature ageing of our skin so finding an SPF with a 5* UVA rating is super important! This purse-friendly range from ASDA are all 5* UVA rated and also provides UVB filters too so that is fantastic.

UVA causes the premature ageing of our skin, whilst UVB rays cause sunburn and lead to skin cancer.

As the school holidays are underway and many of us are heading off on our Summer Holiday’s be it in Britain or abroad make sure you stock up on SPF before you go. This ASDA Protect range is fantastic for all the family and you can pick it up whilst you’re in the supermarket, which is most convenient.

Sun Tan Lotion from ASDA

ASDA Protect SPF30 Moisturising Sun Lotion

This is your typical SPF for the body, it is quite thick and feels like a body lotion. It is easy to apply and massage in. It gives the skin a white cast when you first apply it but that fades after a few minutes and although your skin feels like you’ve applied SPF it isn’t greasy or heavy and it has quite a matte finish.

ASDA Protect SPF15 Moisturising Sun Lotion Spray

This is the one my husband prefers to use, I think it’s because it comes in a handy pump bottle which makes it easier to apply. This is a slightly thinner consistency but is just as easy to massage in and it dries down very quickly. Again it doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy or tacky.

ASDA Protect SPF30 Mattifying Facial Sun Cream

You should use a dedicated facial SPF if you can and one that offers a high sun protection. I only ever use SPF30 or above on my face. This is a great sized tube for travel and I often take it with me in my handbag so I can reapply on the go! It has a lightweight matte finish so your face won’t look shiny or greasy and it offers SPF30.

All the products in this range contain Vitamin E to help protect against skin cell damage and leave the skin feeling hydrated.ASDA Protect After Sun Products

After a long day in the sunshine it is important to hydrate & soothe your skin and applying a nice cooling aftersun lotion is the perfect way to do this.

ASDA Protect After Sun Gel With Aloe Vera

My husband prefers to use the gel as it is really refreshing and sinks into the skin faster than a lotion and leaves no greasy residue. After a day in the sun, it’s exactly what your skin needs. It feels so refreshing and cooling, it replenishes the skin, stops it feeling dry and tight and it also helps prevent skin from peeling. It contains Aloe Vera which is great for calming and I like to keep this in the fridge so it is extra cooling.

ASDA Protect After Sun Lotion With Tan Enhancer

This has the consistency of a body lotion and it helps deepen and prolong your tan. I love applying this to my arms & legs just so my golden tan stays looking fab for longer. This is so easy to apply and although it isn’t as soothing as the gel I really like that it helps enhance my tan, as I am not someone that likes to be out in the sun too long so anything that helps me get a bit more colour without having to actually be in the sun gets a thumbs up from me. It has a nice fresh scent and the cream is quite lightweight and easy to apply.

If you’re heading away on holiday or have some fun day’s out planned in the UK make sure you check out the ASDA Protect Sun Care Range next time you’re in a store. It is affordable and offers 5* UVA protection, so your skin is in good hands!

*This Post Contains PR Samples

Natural Tanning From Zhuzh!

Natural Tanning From Zhuzh

Natural Tanning From Zhuzh

Now that Summer is here it is time to make the most of that glorious sunshine before its gone for another year. So we are on a race against the seasons to get our tan on, safely. If like me you’re not the kind of person who has time or patience to devote to working on their tan for hours then Zhuzh have you covered. Their selection of Tan Accelerator products help you not only deepen your tan, reduce the amount of time you need to spend in the sun and and maximise your tan potential.

So say hello to a sun kissed glow the easy way! Let me introduce you to the selection,

Zhuzh! Tan Accelerator*

This is one of Ideal World’s best selling beauty products and I have been through a few bottles of this over the past few years. It is not a fake tan product – it works by stimulating the melanin production in your skin to boost the tanning process and bring out your natural colour. This spray on, non-greasy formula is fuss free to use and it speeds up the tanning process meaning you achieve optimal results with less time in the sun = less damage and safer tanning.

You don’t have to actively sunbathe for this to deepen your tan, it works just by being outside in natural daylight. That could be anything from walking outside, shopping or just going about your daily routine – it will be enhancing your skin’s natural hues and tones. I like to use it on holiday or for a few weeks prior to a special event because unlike those dreaded fake tan mishaps this never leaves you with streaks nor does it gather around your knees and elbows and It gives a quicker, long lasting tan and the glycerine and shea butter helps to nourish and hydrate your skin.

One thing to note is that this is not an SPF or a replacement for SPF so make sure you apply sun protection before going out in the sun!

Self Tanning With Zhuzh!

Cool Zhuzh! Spritz*

Over the past week, this little blue bottle has become a lifesaver, it contains cooling Aloe Vera, Menthol and Vitamin E to keep your skin feeling refreshed, soothed and moisturised. It is so nice misting this over your skin after a super warm day, it is instantly cooling and refreshing. It is 100% a beach bag essential for any Summer holiday, to not only to cool and soothe your body and face throughout the day but also to help keep your skin from feeling parched.

Zhuzh! Tan Lock Saver*

idealworld.tv/…/zhuzh-new-improved-tan-lock-and-saver-200ml-215432If you’re someone who worries about their golden tan fading too fast then you will want to add this product to your Summer skincare regime. Like the previous two products in this range, it comes in a handy spray bottle so you can lightly mist it over your skin and massage it in. This lightweight oil re-awakens dull skin and is a fantastic way of keeping your tan looking great and locking in moisture. The new formulation contains vitamin E and coconut oil, which both leave your skin feeling soft with no greasy residue at all! I hear it can also be used as a bath oil and a deep moisturising hair treatment too, so it is quite the multi-purpose product (I love those).

Zhuzh! Self Tanning Products

Zhuzh! The Best of Both Tans*

So this is one of my favourite products from the range and it is a 2 in 1 product. It will moisturise, deliver a gradual self-tan and accelerate your very own natural tan simultaneously. The gradual tan gives me a subtle bronze tan that develops over time so you are in control of your colour and can build it up to a deeper tan if you wish. Not only does this boost your natural pigment much like the first product I spoke about but this also gives you a jump start on getting a tan and all without having to actually sit in the sun.

One thing that is really nice about this is it feels like you have applied the most luxurious body lotion as it leaves your skin feeling silky soft and hydrated. So if you want to get a head start on your holiday tan then this handy 2 in 1 product is a must-have.

Self Tanning With Zhuzh

Remember none of these products are a substitute for SPF so you will need to apply SPF before going out in the sun

Zhuzh! are available on Ideal World and have been one of their best selling brands for almost 15 years. So if you want to make the most of the Summer and your tan then I recommend checking out the Zhuzh! Collection. Keep an eye out as Ideal World are renowned for offering fantastic savings.

*This post contains PR samples